Oklahoma City Bombing, Still Fresh After 15 Years

By on Apr 20, 2011 in Events, United States Comments

Oklahoma City Bombing
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The Oklahoma City bombing is remembered in its 15th year as more than 2 thousand people visited the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building to commemorate the tragic event. This was reported by US news sites, April 19, 2011.

The bombing had resulted to the death of 168 people, including 19 children, and about 600 more had been injured. Relatives and friends of the victims said that they have never forgotten, even through the years, and had visited the site every year to remember their loved ones.

The bomber, Timothy McVeigh, has been executed in 2001 and his accomplice, Terry Nichols, was sentenced for life.

McVeigh had bombed the federal building in retaliation of the more than 70 people who died at the Branch Davidian Ranch in Waco, Texas after FBI agents ended a 50-day siege. More than 20 children were killed and 2 pregnant women as well, when the compound was stormed on April 19, 1993. The leader of the group David Koresh died too.

The Oklahoma City bombing has been the worst terrorist act in American soil before the September 11 bombings of the Twin Towers.

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